Valentines Day Has Come Early for Celtic Fans! bmibaby Announces New Route to Glasgow Direct
bmibaby, the award winning airline with tiny fares has today, 8th November 2007, announced a new route from Ireland West Airport Knock to Glasgow International Airport. The three times a week service will compliment bmibaby’s existing network of routes at Ireland West Knock which include daily services to Birmingham International Airport and Manchester Airport. It is expected that the expansion of bmibaby at Ireland West Knock will generate a potential increase of 45,000 passengers at the Airport.
Commenting on the new route, bmibaby’s Commercial Director, David Hodge said:
“I am delighted to be able to announce further growth at Ireland West Airport Knock with the start of our new three times a week service to Glasgow International Airport. This is fantastic news for both leisure and business travellers as it is the only way for people to travel directly on jet flight services to Glasgow from the West of Ireland. The new route provides quick, easy and affordable access to the exciting city of Glasgow. Plus it allows travellers to visit other fantastic Scottish destinations such as Edinburgh which is easily accessible from the airport due to the fantastic transport links between the two cities. We are offering people the chance to experience the delights of Scotland from their doorstop.”
Robert Grealis, CEO, Ireland West Airport Knock welcoming the announcement said: “The addition of this new direct jet service to Glasgow International Airport with bmibaby comes as welcome news to the Airport and the region. We are delighted with the opportunity to strengthen our existing relationship with bmibaby, who we have been working with since 2004 and who continuously deliver a quality, low cost service providing value to our customers. The introduction of the new Glasgow service will compliment our existing daily bmibaby services to Birmingham and Manchester and will provide a much needed direct jet service between Scotland from the West of Ireland. We now look forward to welcoming the many thousands of Scottish tourists and people visiting friends and relations as we know there is a strong connection with the Glasgow region and the West and North West of Ireland. This new route will bring approximately 20,000 UK Tourists to our region generating an additional €7 million in tourism spend next year.
Glasgow International Airport is Scotland’s principal long haul gateway with year round flights to Canada, the United States and the Gulf and with almost 9 million passengers using the airport every year. Glasgow International Airport is home to around 30 airlines flying to more than 80 destinations worldwide. Glasgow City is one of Europe’s most exciting and beautiful destinations, which combines the energy and sophistication of a great international city with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Whether you’re a clubber, concert-goer, opera aficionado, or sight-seer, visiting Glasgow is always an eventful experience. No matter when you arrive you’ll find live performances, festivals and entertainment fifty-two weeks of the year. For football lovers, Glasgow is home to the world famous Glasgow Celtic soccer team, and with its strong Irish links a trip to Celtic Park is a fantastic experience not to be missed. Travelling from Ireland West Knock to Glasgow when this new bmibaby service commences on 12th February next would make a perfect Valentines gift for men in the forthcoming leap year in 2008!
Flights with bmibaby to Glasgow from Ireland West Airport Knock commence on 12th February 2008 and will operate three times weekly. Flights will depart from Ireland West Airport Knock at 1545 on Tuesday and Thursday and at 1740 on Sunday. Flights will arrive from Glasgow International Airport at 1515 on Tuesday and Thursday and 2040 on Sunday. With fares starting from just €17.99* one way including taxes and charges passengers can log onto www.bmibaby.com or contact your local travel agents to book now.
* Fares include taxes & charges but exclude Ireland West Airport Knock’s Development Fee payable by departing passengers aged 12 years and over.